What would the Duchess of Cornwall buy in Marks and Spencer?

What happens when Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall, walks into M&S?
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  • We’ve written plenty of stories, obsessing over Camilla Parker Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall's wardrobe.

    Just recently, royal and fashion fans alike went wild for her on-trend navy jumpsuit, praising her ‘elegant’ style. From stunning dresses worn for garden parties at Buckingham Palace, to the more casual trousers and cape combos she opts for at numerous royal engagements, we never stop learning from Camilla’s chic style choices.

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    With insight from royal fashion observer Milda Chellingsworth, and founder of Styling For You, we’ve rounded up our predictions for what would be in Camilla’s M&S shopping haul. Milda says of Camilla’s style, “With a smart sophisticated grace, Camilla chooses outfits that flatter her figure. She has a love of pastel colours with a tendency to favour creams, lights blues and nudes.

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    Camilla starts her day with a coffee at a market shop to celebrate the Slow Food movement during visit to Italy, April 2017 / Credit: Getty

    “The Duchess has a wonderful eye for what suits her and always finishes her outfits with subtle jewellery (usually pearls), a great bag, and, of course, a hat, should the occasion require it. This year Camilla has also nodded to a big fashion trend that of floral prints; a recent trip to Cornwall showed her wearing a wonderful blue floral midi dress.”

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    Camilla visits La Gloriette, during her tour of Italy on April 2017 / Credit: Getty

    The M&S items ahead include gorgeous floral numbers, sophisticated blazers, cocktail dresses, knitted jumpers and classic tailoring.

    Here’s your guide to shopping Marks & Spencer like the Duchess of Cornwall. Grab your purses, ladies.

    Camilla Parker Bowles’ Marks and Spencer haul

    Floral Print Relaxed Midi Dress, £45

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    This  gorgeous floral dress is definitely one we would expect to see in Camilla’s wardrobe. The dress has a vintage, feminine feel, with its loose tie neck, delicate cuff sleeves and floral print fabric. A relaxed fit for a casual day, but with a waist-cinching belt to create a flattering silhouette. Milda said, “This dress would look particularly good on Camilla due to the style, print and cut. She also loves to opt for floral prints.”

    Wool Blend Single Breasted Coat, £149

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    Wrap up against the cold in this sophisticated wool and cashmere coat. It’s a a cosy fitted design and a staple in an Autumn wardrobe. Camilla’s always loved the more basic pieces, and you can’t go wrong with a classic camel coat.

    Tuxedo Shift Mini Dress, £55

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    While we don’t all have cash to splash on a expensive dress for a formal event, this M&S is a cheaper version we can definitely picture Camilla sporting. This dress has a stunning V-neck design with a flattering side pleat and three-quarter length sleeves – an absolute must-have with the Royal formal dress-code. Camilla adores her neutral colours and tones. Think chalky cream, sandy beige, tan, gold, and crips white.

    Freya Relaxed Straight Leg Trousers,£35

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    These elegant and chic straight leg trousers are a great choice for casual evenings or stylish weekend looks. Camilla is regularly observed wearing a pair of loose linen trousers or a more fitted suit trouser.

    Milda said, “This is an excellent straight leg trouser which could be worn to a more informal occasion.”

    Pure Silk Long Sleeve Shirt, £69

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    Add a luxurious touch to your wardrobe with this understated silk shirt, with a sharp tailored cut. A sophisticated collar neckline, cuffed sleeves and concealed button-through fastening. It’s a gorgeous sleek design, and a perfect addition to any wardrobe.

    Sticking with neutral tones, Camilla is frequently seen wearing an elegant floaty white midi dress with a delicate floral or pansy print to add a touch of colour to her outfit. Matching her neutral attire to her cream Chanel heels, and classic pearl drop earrings and matching necklace, she nails this look time and time again.

    Pure Cotton Corduroy Blazer, £75

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    Liven up a smart outfit with this corduroy blazer. It’s single-breasted, with a two-button fastening and a classic notched lapel. Camilla would pair this with matching suit trousers, or a summer dress. It’s a great way to freshen up a more conservative look.

     

    Tailored Button Cuff Blazer, £39.50

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    A navy blazer with gold buttons is one of Camilla’s favourites pieces that she’s regularly repeated wearing. Be ready for anything with this single-breasted black blazer. The look can be worn to weddings or other formal occasions and creates a sophisticated look.

    Milda added, “A great wardrobe staple, added over a floral dress perhaps.”

    Cashmilon™ Round Neck Jumper, £15

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    This gorgeous jumper designed in a versatile style can be paired with almost any outfit. On one of her more casual days or weekend trips away to the country, we imagine Camilla would opt for this lightweight and super-soft jumper, paired with a stylish light brown tweed coat, brown suede boots and a cream scarf.

    Argyle Cable Knit Jumper, £35

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    Camilla adores her pastel tones and is frequently observed wearing shades of blue. A round neck and chunky knit has a place in Camilla’s weekend wardrobe. Milda said, “Cable knit jumpers would be great for Camilla to wear at Balmoral.” We love this one!

    Suede Tassel Loafers, £45

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    Every shoe wardrobe needs a pair of loafers perfect for pairing with trousers, culottes or jeans. The chic tassel design puts a spin on a more classic shoe. And, they’ll sure keep you comfy throughout the day

    Leather Hobo Bag, £89

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    A casual, slouchy leather bag can add punch to any outfit. She’s a lover of accessories, from her sophisticated clutches to more casual wicker totes and saddle bags. Camilla is usually spotted wearing a bold colour bag with a more neutral outfit, or she tends to keep it classic opting for sleek black arm candy.

    Pure Silk Floral Print Scarf, £25

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    Camilla usually sports an eye-catching patterned scarf, with bold features and the occasional flower. Her gorgeous accessory is almost always tucked neatly inside her blazer, and positioned perfectly around her neck.

    Flourish your more subtle outfits with this statement floral scarf.  It’s long in length, giving you a choice of ways to wear or tie it. Camilla is frequently spotted tying her silk scarfs around her head to protect her blowdried locks from the typical British weather. You can try this too!

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